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Monday, November 30, 2020
The ‘Real’ Neutrino Has Hidden from Physicists for Years. Could They Discover It in Antarctica?

The ‘Real’ Neutrino Has Hidden from Physicists for Years. Could They...

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Neutrinos are perhaps the most puzzling of the known particles. They simply flout all the known rules of how particles ought to behave. They scoff at our fancy detectors. Like cosmic cats, they traipse throughout the universe without worry or care, occasionally interacting with the rest of us, but really only when they feel like…
The dangers of updating a particle detector buried in Antarctic ice

The dangers of updating a particle detector buried in Antarctic ice

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Enlarge / IceCube scientist Delia Tosi (right) and engineer Perry Sandstrom (left) install a prototype power and communications junction box at the South Pole. John Kelley / National Science Foundation The IceCube neutrino detector was an audacious design. The Super Kamiokande detector had shown that a huge mass of water could act as an effective…
A 660- Square-Mile Iceberg Will Break Away From Antarctica [Infographic]

A 660- Square-Mile Iceberg Will Break Away From Antarctica [Infographic]

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin In West Antarctica, an iceberg about twice the size of New York City is about to break away from the main continent. The area is known as the Brunt Ice Shelf, it’s about 492 feet thick, and the part of it that is in danger of…
An Iceberg Two Times the Size of New York City Might Quickly Break Off Antarctica

An Iceberg Two Times the Size of New York City Might...

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Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf could soon release a giant iceberg. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory, image by Joshua Stevens using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Cracks are snaking in two directions across the Brunt Ice Shelf on the northern coast of Antarctica. The fracturing ice shelf could soon release an iceberg about twice the…
Antarctica will Release an Iceberg Two Times the Size of New York City City

Antarctica will Release an Iceberg Two Times the Size of New...

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An ice shelf in Antarctica is about to give birth to a baby. This baby is a giant, spawned by growing cracks in the Brunt Ice Shelf. It’s not clear what this’ll mean to the scientific infrastructure in the area, and to the human presence, which were both established in the 1950s. The Brunt Ice…
2 water level research studies have some excellent news, problem

2 water level research studies have some excellent news, problem

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Enlarge / The Stange Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Mark Brandon One of the most shocking climate science studies in recent years came in 2016. That study, from David Pollard at Penn State and Rob DeConto at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, showed that adding a couple physical processes to their model of the Antarctic ice…
It’s Colder In Boston Today Than It Remains In Antarctica

It’s Colder In Boston Today Than It Remains In Antarctica

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Winter in the North End neighborhood of Boston. Credit: GettyGetty It's hard to believe but temperatures in Boston and across New England are colder right now than in Antarctica. Yet, that's not the whole story. Current temperatures as of 11:09 a.m. EST in Boston, MA are 28° F, compare this to the current temperature in…
There’s Something Hot Hidden Under East Antarctica

There’s Something Hot Hidden Under East Antarctica

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There's something hot hidden under East Antarctica, and scientists aren't sure precisely what it is — though they have a pretty good guess. East Antarctica is a craton, a big continent-size chunk of Earth's crust. It's solid, and thick. It's not supposed to let heat through from inside the Earth. (That makes it different from…
NASA areas bizarrely rectangle-shaped iceberg in Antarctica

NASA areas bizarrely rectangle-shaped iceberg in Antarctica

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We all have an idea of what an iceberg looks like, and usually we imagine a chunky mountainous formation or an irregular slab with a seal lounging on top.  And then there's the iceberg photographed last week by NASA's Operation IceBridge team. It's so rectangular that it looks totally wild.  This iceberg has all the…
NASA Discovers Completely Rectangle-shaped Iceberg In Antarctica As If It Was Intentionally Cut

NASA Discovers Completely Rectangle-shaped Iceberg In Antarctica As If It Was...

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NASA image of a tabular iceberg from the Larsen C Ice Shelf.NASA NASA just shared a stunning image of a nearly perfect rectangular iceberg in Antarctica. The monolithic slab of ice, floating just off the Larsen C ice shelf appears quite unnatural given the 90-degree angles. NASA took the image as part of Operation IceBridge,…

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